Summary: Examining cultures as diverse as long-house dwellers in North Borneo, African farmers, Welsh housewives, and postindustrial American workers, this volume dramatically redefines the anthropological study of menstrual customs. It challenges the widespread image of a universal ''menstrual taboo'' as well as the common assumption of universal female subordination which underlies it. Contributing important new material and perspectives to our understanding of comparative gender politics a ...show morend symbolism, it is of particular importance to those interested in anthropology, women's studies, religion, and comparative health systems. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 89
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